Published On:Monday, January 31, 2011
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian
Statement issued by the Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka
(January 31, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) An unidentified group of men broke into the office of Lankaenews.com website and set fire to it in the early hours of Monday (31). The website, which is known for its critical views on the SL government has been a target of repeated intimidation by the authorities. Journalist and political cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda who went missing one year ago was also attached to the same website.
The Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka appeals to all concerned groups and individuals to take necessary action to condemn the attack and to demand an immediate investigation.
Please act - make phone calls and send emails to:
The President of Sri Lanka – + 94 112447400/ email -firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary to the President – +94 112 2326309 / email – email@example.com
Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya – +94 112 421750 / +94 773088400 email – firstname.lastname@example.org